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Formerly known as “KEXP’s Live Performances,” Live on KEXP brings you the very best of KEXP’s world-renowned live in-studio and remote performances. Each week, we’ll bring you a new live session, from emerging artists to well-established acts, spanning styles, genres and cultures. Full video of all Live on KEXP performances available at youtube.com/kexp.

Formerly known as “KEXP’s Live Performances,” Live on KEXP brings you the very best of KEXP’s world-renowned live in-studio and remote performances. Each week, we’ll bring you a new live session, from emerging artists to well-established acts, spanning styles, genres and cultures. Full video of all Live on KEXP performances available at youtube.com/kexp.

Location:

Seattle, WA

Networks:

KEXP

Description:

Formerly known as “KEXP’s Live Performances,” Live on KEXP brings you the very best of KEXP’s world-renowned live in-studio and remote performances. Each week, we’ll bring you a new live session, from emerging artists to well-established acts, spanning styles, genres and cultures. Full video of all Live on KEXP performances available at youtube.com/kexp.

Twitter:

@kexp

Language:

English

Contact:

113 Dexter Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 206-520-5833


Episodes

Jason Isbell [Performance & Interview Only]

5/17/2022
For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson attempts to condense the massive life and career of Southern rocker Jason Isbell. His is a story that deserves much more than the time available here but his brief conversation with Cheryl Waters is an illuminating peek into the mind of the four-time Grammy winner, who’s still greatly enjoying the art of making music. Recorded 03/02/2022. Only Children St. Peter’s Autograph Driver 8 Tour of Duty Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube Support the show:...

Duration:00:32:02

Jason Isbell

5/17/2022
For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson attempts to condense the massive life and career of Southern rocker Jason Isbell. His is a story that deserves much more than the time available here but his brief conversation with Cheryl Waters is an illuminating peek into the mind of the four-time Grammy winner, who’s still greatly enjoying the art of making music. Recorded 03/02/2022. Only Children St. Peter’s Autograph Driver 8 Tour of Duty Watch the full Live on KEXP session on YouTube Support the show:...

Duration:00:26:20

Hand Habits [Performance & Interview Only]

5/10/2022
As an expert in both guitar slaying and heartfelt songwriting, Meg Duffy is a dynamic force as Hand Habits. For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson details the differences in sound and circumstances between Duffy’s last Hand Habits record, 2019’s Placeholder, and their most recent release, Funhouse, while Duffy describes the experience of making the record within a very fun house to KEXP’s DJ Morgan. Recorded 02/19/2022. No Difference More Than Love Aquamarine 4th of July Watch the full Live on KEXP...

Duration:00:27:32

Hand Habits

5/10/2022
As an expert in both guitar slaying and heartfelt songwriting, Meg Duffy is a dynamic force as Hand Habits. For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson details the differences in sound and circumstances between Duffy’s last Hand Habits record, 2019’s Placeholder, and their most recent release, Funhouse, while Duffy describes the experience of making the record within a very fun house to KEXP’s DJ Morgan. Recorded 02/19/2022. No Difference More Than Love Aquamarine 4th of July Watch the full Live on KEXP...

Duration:00:22:43

Jazzmeia Horn

5/3/2022
Dallas born-and-raised Jazzmeia Horn is not just a vocalist, or even just a musician, she’s a trailblazer. As the first woman in the history of music to arrange, produce, write, sing, and record a big band album, Horn’s aspirations are anything but small. Speaking with KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr., she goes into the hard work it took to manage such a big project as well her prophesied beginnings. Her latest album Dear Love is available on Empress Legacy Records. Recorded 12/07/2021. Strive (To...

Duration:00:27:40

Jazzmeia Horn [Performance & Interview Only]

5/3/2022
Dallas born-and-raised Jazzmeia Horn is not just a vocalist, or even just a musician, she’s a trailblazer. As the first woman in the history of music to arrange, produce, write, sing, and record a big band album, Horn’s aspirations are anything but small. Speaking with KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr., she goes into the hard work it took to manage such a big project as well her prophesied beginnings. Her latest album Dear Love is available on Empress Legacy Records. Recorded 12/07/2021. Strive (To...

Duration:00:35:33

Ty Segall & Freedom Band [Performance & Interview only]

4/26/2022
With the number of bands and side-projects Ty Segall is involved in, it’s tough to count how many times the wildly-prolific musician has stopped by KEXP but it’s certainly more than one hand’s-worth. His most recent performance for us was behind 2021’s Harmonizer with the Freedom Band. During his set, Segall chats with DJ Morgan about collaborating with his wife Denée for the first time and the necessity of living life in order to find lyrical inspiration. Recorded 02/05/2022. Whisper Erased...

Duration:00:26:28

Ty Segall & Freedom Band

4/26/2022
With the number of bands and side-projects Ty Segall is involved in, it’s tough to count how many times the wildly-prolific musician has stopped by KEXP but it’s certainly more than one hand’s-worth. His most recent performance for us was behind 2021’s Harmonizer with the Freedom Band. During his set, Segall chats with DJ Morgan about collaborating with his wife Denée for the first time and the necessity of living life in order to find lyrical inspiration. Recorded 02/05/2022. Whisper Erased...

Duration:00:24:03

CHVRCHES

4/19/2022
Over the past ten years we’ve seen Scotland’s CHVRCHES evolve from a trendy synth-pop trio into a legit larger-than-life rock band. Their latest album, 2021’s Screen Violence, sees the band at their most epic and lyrically most vulnerable. The band spoke with Troy Nelson about horror scores and working with their musical heroes before jumping into an incredible “At Home” session recorded for KEXP during a soundcheck at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Recorded 01/24/2022. Asking For a Friend...

Duration:00:29:44

CHVRCHES [Performance & Interview Only]

4/19/2022
Over the past ten years we’ve seen Scotland’s CHVRCHES evolve from a trendy synth-pop trio into a legit larger-than-life rock band. Their latest album, 2021’s Screen Violence, sees the band at their most epic and lyrically most vulnerable. The band spoke with Troy Nelson about horror scores and working with their musical heroes before jumping into an incredible “At Home” session recorded for KEXP during a soundcheck at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Recorded 01/24/2022. Asking For a Friend...

Duration:00:37:28

The Lumineers

4/12/2022
Ten years after John Richards declared “Ho Hey” the best song of 2012 and bombarded the KEXP airwaves with it for an entire week, The Lumineers returned (virtually) to KEXP. The band, led by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, chat with Richards about the fateful moment that Richards pressed play on the CD demo the duo mailed to him before playing songs off their new fuzzy folk record Brightside. Recorded 01/12/2022. Brightside A.M. Radio Where We Are Just Like Heaven Ophelia Watch the full...

Duration:00:22:37

The Lumineers [Performance & Interview Only]

4/12/2022
Ten years after John Richards declared “Ho Hey” the best song of 2012 and bombarded the KEXP airwaves with it for an entire week, The Lumineers returned (virtually) to KEXP. The band, led by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, chat with Richards about the fateful moment that Richards pressed play on the CD demo the duo mailed to him before playing songs off their new fuzzy folk record Brightside. Recorded 01/12/2022. Brightside A.M. Radio Where We Are Just Like Heaven Ophelia Watch the full...

Duration:01:03:56

Crumb

4/5/2022
Brooklyn-based band Crumb make a special type of indie that has both brooding, dark undertones and also floating and dreamy psychedelic. Tough to pin down but very easy to enjoy. Troy Nelson gives us the lowdown on the band, born in the prestigious halls of Tufts University and now on their second studio album, Ice Melt, released in 2021 while Crumb fills DJ Evie in on their constantly evolving songwriting styles. Recorded 12/02/2021. Balloon Part III BNR Retreat Watch the full Live on KEXP...

Duration:00:20:00

Crumb [Performance & Interview Only]

4/5/2022
Brooklyn-based band Crumb make a special type of indie that has both brooding, dark undertones and also floating and dreamy psychedelic. Tough to pin down but very easy to enjoy. Troy Nelson gives us the lowdown on the band, born in the prestigious halls of Tufts University and now on their second studio album, Ice Melt, released in 2021 while Crumb fills DJ Evie in on their constantly evolving songwriting styles. Recorded 12/02/2021. Balloon Part III BNR Retreat Watch the full Live on KEXP...

Duration:00:22:20

Fresh off the Spaceship: The Story of the Black Constellation

3/31/2022
What is the Black Constellation? If you know, you'll want to listen to this podcast. If you don't, you'll want to listen, too. "Fresh off the Spaceship" is the newest podcast from KEXP, telling the story of the highly influential yet scarcely documented artist collective. The Black Constellation has included such varied musical acts as Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Ya Tseen and Porter Ray. Hosted by KEXP's Larry Mizell Jr. and Martin Douglas, each episode in this 10-part series takes...

Duration:00:05:42

Bartees Strange

3/29/2022
For our second Live on KEXP episode on Bartees Strange, we’re focusing on the growth the genre-defying artist has made since releasing his acclaimed debut full-length Live Forever in 2020. Now solely relying on music for his income and finally on the road post-pandemic, the DC-based artist has gotten to tour with a long list of impressive names including Lucy Dacus, Car Seat Headrest, and his heroes The National, finally celebrating in the glow of his success and ready to do more. Recorded...

Duration:00:20:39

Bartees Strange [Performance & Interview Only]

3/29/2022
For our second Live on KEXP episode on Bartees Strange, we’re focusing on the growth the genre-defying artist has made since releasing his acclaimed debut full-length Live Forever in 2020. Now solely relying on music for his income and finally on the road post-pandemic, the DC-based artist has gotten to tour with a long list of impressive names including Lucy Dacus, Car Seat Headrest, and his heroes The National, finally celebrating in the glow of his success and ready to do more. Recorded...

Duration:00:23:05

Garage A Trois [Performance & Interview Only]

3/22/2022
On the show this time, it’s the synapse snapping funkalicious virtuoso exuberance of Garage A Trois. KEXP’s Troy Nelson breaks down the legendary band, that goes back 23 years of constant evolution. The founding trio of guitarist Charlie Hunter, drummer Stanton Moore, and mononymous Seattle-based saxophonist Skerik open up to Darek Mazzone about their long and winding journey towards their new record, 'Calm Down Cologne,' and the importance of their position in the historical conversation we...

Duration:00:37:15

Garage A Trois

3/22/2022
On the show this time, it’s the synapse snapping funkalicious virtuoso exuberance of Garage A Trois. KEXP’s Troy Nelson breaks down the legendary band, that goes back 23 years of constant evolution. The founding trio of guitarist Charlie Hunter, drummer Stanton Moore, and mononymous Seattle-based saxophonist Skerik open up to Darek Mazzone about their long and winding journey towards their new record, 'Calm Down Cologne,' and the importance of their position in the historical conversation we...

Duration:00:28:46

Courtney Barnett

3/15/2022
For the third episode of Live on KEXP featuring Courtney Barnett, Troy Nelson focuses on her third studio album, 'Things Take Time, Take Time.' Released in late 2021, the album replaces the fuzzy garage rock of 2018’s 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' for hypnotizingly laid back fingerpicked riffs. Barnett chats with Cheryl Waters about how changes in her living space and the extra time allotted by the pandemic affected the outcome of the record before playing four tracks off of it. Recorded...

Duration:00:23:07